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Ginkgos have been around for a long time. They are technically a conifer and one of the only surviving species of gymnosperms that grew back in the age of the dinosaurs – over 65 million years ago. The variety ‘Fastigiata’ seen here, is a narrow growing, male variety that will  Read more
Being a plant geek and the perennial grower at Planters’ Choice, I see many different plants around the nursery. We grow so many due to customer demands, and being plantsmen and women, we all request our own favorites because we really love them. For me, that’s Chelone (Turtlehead), one of my favorite  Read more
It’s easy to sell the idea of colorful flowers to homeowners, less so on the idea of leaves… or better said, fronds. Though ferns lack a true flower show, they do provide us instead with cool fiddleheads early spring and awesome season-long texture. Plus, they have a pretty long history –  Read more
We are currently growing two species of Asclepias – Swamp Milkweed (A. incarnata) and Butterfly Weed (A. tuberosa).  A. incarnata ‘Ice Ballet‘ is a beautiful variety of the Swamp Milkweed that is also attractive to the pollinators like the rosy-pink species seen here, but with clusters of pure white flowers  Read more
Looking for a long-blooming star for the back of the border? Check out Persicaria polymorpha – the Giant Fleece Flower! When people hear ‘Persicaria’ many shudder expecting an aggressive grower ready for invasion, like some of the other Knotweeds (Persicaria, Polygonum and Fallopia), but not this one! True, it is  Read more
Nowadays many residential, as well as commercial customers, regularly use some type of mulch as a ground cover for their planting beds. It may be in the form of pine bark chips, shredded bark, natural hard or softwood chips from trees recently cut down and chipped, or even the different  Read more
We know during the season there is never enough time in the day to get everything done, so let us do some of the work for you. Planters’ Choice will deliver to your job site anywhere in the Northeast! All we ask of you is to have a few representatives  Read more
These European Snowball Viburnum (Sterile Viburnum) are loaded with bloom and ready to make a big impact right from the start. The lime-green clusters will soon turn pure white when fully open. These Planters’ Choice Grown plants will mature to about 12 x 10′ making them ideal for the back  Read more
All you need is a little space and the right environment to get your blueberry patch started. 1)     Sunny location 2)     Organically rich, acidic, well drained soil. Consider a soil test for optimum results. 3)     A water source readily available. 4)     Mulch to keep weeds down and roots moist. 5)      Fertilizer- once early spring and  Read more
Nothing smells more like spring than Lilacs. With the change in weather from winter to spring comes the wind, the rain, and the late frosts, and through it all the later flowering Miss Kim lilac always brightens the day. The light lavender blooms fade to white and their fragrance is wonderful.  Placed in  Read more